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Robert Foster

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/137 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 August 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lowburn Ferry, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Christina Foster (mother), Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/137 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Christina and the late Edward Foster, of Lowburn Ferry, Otago AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    4 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM II. B. 4. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • In loving memory of my grandmothers loved youngest brother. She missed him greatly and never forgot him. He was one of 3 brothers killed. His diary, pay book, and the many postcards are lovingly cared for by me, and hopefully by future generation, for the next 100 years . We will never forget.
    Public - Anna - Other Relative - 20 April 2015
    Report 

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Scadden, J. (2018). Broken branches : New Zealand families who lost three or more children in the Great War. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 241 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
29 October 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
29 September 2017DJToronto CanadaResearcher
20 April 2015Anna Christchurch New ZealandOther Relative

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